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Five programs in Morehead State’s School of Engineering and Computer Science have been accredited or reaccredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). 

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Construction and Civil Engineering Technology, BS in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, BS in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology, BS in Technology Management, and the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management have been accredited/reaccredited through November 2026.  

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Trent DeMoss (90) was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half earlier this year, and subsequently assumed command of Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), under Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), in Patuxent River, Maryland.  

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This year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) honored one current student and two alumni from Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. 

The IBMA awarded its Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship to Heather Alley, a senior traditional music major and health minor from Miamisburg, Ohio. For the IBMA’s 2020 Industry and Momentum Awards, they nominated Leanna Price (17) and Lauren Price Napier (17), otherwise known as bluegrass duo The Price Sisters, for Vocalist of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year, respectively. 

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Susan Hawkins, instructor of art education in Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design, was recently named the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA). 

Hawkins teaches art and design students at MSU and is involved in numerous community outreach projects, including art programs at local schools, nursing homes and art therapy programs through organizations like Pathways, Inc.

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Morehead State University has spent its more than 130 years serving students and earning a long-standing reputation for academic quality in the process. With its latest Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) appropriately titled “Level UP! Experience Your Future,” MSU will continue to serve Eagles in unique and exciting ways. 

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Dr. Christopher Beckham, assistant professor of education in Morehead State University’s Ernst & Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, recently published an article in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal “Critical Questions in Education.”  

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As an educator, Amanda White (03, 07) must be doing something right. 

Earlier this year, the first-grade teacher at Straub Elementary School in Maysville was named one of Kentucky’s 24 Outstanding Educators by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. Now, White has been named one of the 2021 Kentucky Go Teach Teacher Ambassadors. 

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Morehead State will hold a virtual celebration of Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., via WebEx.  

Before the event, at 11 a.m., American Legion Post #126 will hold a brief ceremony at Veterans Park in downtown Morehead. The event will be livestreamed for those who can’t attend in person.  

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Morehead State University is once again providing students with an opportunity to pick up a few extra credit hours during winter break.  

Since MSU’s fall semester will end on Nov. 24, MSU’s Winter Sessions will occur during two different time frames.  

Winter Session 2020 will take place from Dec. 14, 2020, through Jan. 8, 2021. There will also be an extended Winter Session II that will occur from Dec. 3, 2020, through Jan. 8, 2021.

This year, winter sessions will include both online and hybrid course delivery. 

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Morehead State University will hold advance registration for Winter Sessions 2020 and the Spring 2021 semester Nov. 4-10.  

Students should meet with their academic advisors before advance registration. For questions about academic advising, contact your academic department or visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/advising

Students register for classes at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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Morehead State University’s Ernst & Sara Volgenau College of Education is partnering with the National Rural Education Association to create a new Appalachian Hub. As part of the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) mission, this hub will assist rural schools and teachers from a four-state Appalachian region (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina).

These RSC hubs, established in various states and territories across the U.S., help RSC and partners exchange stories and information, collaborate on projects and seek funding opportunities to support rural schools. 

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Dr. Dirk Grupe, associate professor of astrophysics and space science and Morehead State, recently used NASA’s NuSTAR telescope to detect a flare from one of the most massive black holes known.  

Grupe made the observation along with his colleague, Stephanie Komossa at the Max Plank Institute of Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany. Grupe’s students at MSU assisted with the project by analyzing the data collected by Grupe and Kmossa.  

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Steve Middleton (04, 08), instructor of mass communication and documentary filmmaker, will have his latest work “The Show Starts at Dark” showcased next month at the 2020 Rivers Edge International Film Festival in Paducah, Kentucky. The festival takes place from Nov. 12 through Nov. 15.

“The Show Starts at Dark” examines the last remaining operating drive-in movie theaters in Kentucky through the owners, fans and travelers who still take the time to enjoy them every weekend. 

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The Morehead State University Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting on Friday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., via WebEx video teleconference.  

A meeting of the MSU audit committee will precede the special board meeting at 9 a.m. via WebEx. The committee will vote to accept the 2019-20 University audit report and will hear a report on the status of the institution’s internal audit. 

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While Morehead State University’s annual Homecoming celebration will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of the celebration will remain the same for both current students and proud alumni.  

MSU Homecoming 2020, themed “HoCo @Home,” is an entirely online Homecoming experience with events taking place from Oct. 12 through Oct. 17. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University will be participating virtually in numerous events and festivities to celebrate all things MSU.      

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Morehead State University mourns the passing of retiree Dr. Richard J. Dandeneau, who died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Homestead Acute Care in Lexington at age 95. 

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Andrew Sexton (20), Morehead State University alumnus and graduate student in MSU’s Master of Public Administration program, was recently named the VISTA Coordinator of Gateway Homeless Coalition (GHC), commonly known as Gateway House.

Gateway House is a Morehead-based homeless shelter serving Bath, Morgan, Montgomery, Menifee and Rowan Counties. 

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Dr. Edna Schack, professor of education at Morehead State University and co-director of MSUTeach, has been named one of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI) Fellows for 2020-21. 

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Morehead State University students and alumni who have a way with words or a passion for creating visual art will once again have a great opportunity to showcase their work. 

Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal, is accepting submissions. Competitions are being held for the best cover design, the best visual art and best in writing. The deadline to submit work is January 22, 2021. 

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Morehead State’s 2020 Appalachian Horse Revival has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Last year’s inaugural event drew hundreds of equine enthusiasts from all over the world. The one-of-a-kind event featured dozens of horse breeds native to Kentucky and Appalachia, including Kentucky Mountain Saddle, Paso Fino, Smokey Valley, Tennessee Walking, Rocky Mountain and Spotted Saddle horses.

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Dr. DuWayne Dale (07), assistant professor of music and director of bands at MSU, has been named the District 8 College/University Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA). 

The KMEA is an organization consisting of more than 2,000 professional music educators from kindergarten to the university level dedicated to music education in Kentucky. Associated with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), it serves as a voice for Kentucky’s music educators. 

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Dr. Christopher Beckham, assistant professor of education, was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. Dr. David Eisenhour, professor of biology, was given the Distinguished Teacher Award. Toni Hobbs, director of creative and branding services, was awarded the Distinguished Staff Service Award. Dr. Gary O’Dell, professor of geology, received the Distinguished Researcher Award.

Morehead State University is recognizing faculty and staff for their service and teaching by announcing the 2020 recipients of MSU’s Distinguished Service Awards. 

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Morehead State’s Browning Orchard Festival has been placed on hold as students and faculty from the Department of Agricultural Sciences work to improve the health and wellness of the orchard.  

“We’re working specifically on the health of the trees and the land at the orchard,” said MSU Farm Manager Joe Fraley. “A late frost in May killed out all the apples for this year. We plan on having the festival again as soon as we are confident in the health and longevity of the trees.”  

The annual festival is a staple in the MSU and Fleming County communities.

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Josh Rayburn, a doctoral candidate in Morehead State University’s Doctor of Education in Educational Technology program and District STEM Learning Coach for Fayette County Public Schools, was honored with the 2020 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award. 

“I feel like this award represents me as a whole,” Rayburn said. “I am a member of ISTE and submitted my material, not thinking I would win. I am very excited about this award and proud to be one of the few that have won the awards.” 

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Morehead State University students and potential employers will not shake hands or meet in-person at this fall’s MSU Career and Internship Fair.

This month, MSU’s Office of Career Services will host its very first-ever Fall 2020 Virtual Career and Internship Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, through Eagle CareerNet. 

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Morehead State alumna Dee Werline (91) has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Vista, the Community Mental Health Center providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability services to 25,000 children, adults and families in 17 central Kentucky counties. 

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Morehead State University is now harnessing the sun’s energy to power its newest demonstration barn, located at the northwest side of the MSU Farm’s property.

Fifty-five solar panels have been placed in the pasture field approximately 75 feet from the barn. Each panel is 39” wide and 76” long while weighing approximately 50 lbs. They are 365-watt models generating more than 20 kilowatts. The panels’ purpose: to power the lights, fans and water heating elements in the barn—eliminating the need for traditional electric power. 

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As COVID-19 continues to impact schools, one MSU instructor has found a way to help her students and help students, teachers and parents in area public school systems.  

Shawn Justice, instructor of education, was trying to develop creative ways to help students in her Children’s Literature and Materials class get their required field experience hours virtually this fall.  

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Dr. George “Mac” Luckey Jr., MSU professor emeritus and namesake of the George M. Luckey Academic Honors Program and husband of Dr. Sue Luckey, died Tuesday, Sept. 15. He was 85. 

A native of Paris, Tennessee, Luckey joined Morehead State’s philosophy faculty in 1961. Luckey was active on campus, serving as a faculty advisor to the Open Forum Club, the Blue Key Honors Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity. He also served on several departmental, college, and university committees. 

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At Morehead State University, Eagles Always Soar...and so have the university’s rankings over the past two years.

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